The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, in an effort to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related emergencies). The EFSP funds are Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.

Spokane County has been selected to receive $251,405 for emergency food and/or shelter services. Non-profit agencies providing these services may access an application and related documents HERE. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., August 1, 2016.

Contact Andrey Muzychenko at Spokane County United Way for details: (509) 324-5030 andreym@unitedwayspokane.org.
To learn more about the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, visit www.efsp.unitedway.org.


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Spokane County United Way is a mobilizer for positive and lasting community change.  We aim to improve the lives and futures of all people in the community.  We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life.We know these areas are intrinsically linked. We work in partnership with others to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations. This creates the change we all want to see, and the entire community benefits - read more. Link to video